Put It in Writing: Creating Your Business Plan

Put It in Writing Creating Your Business Plan

What is a business plan?

Why should I put my business plan in writing?

What needs to go into my business plan?

Let’s say you and a friend need to travel across the country to attend a wedding. You have a great idea: Drive there, save money, and have fun.

Your friend isn’t so sure. She reminds you that you’re both in the wedding itself so can’t be late for it. And she mentions that neither of you know which roads to take to get there.

You believe your plan is the best way to go. Now it’s just a matter of winning your friend over. Continue reading “Put It in Writing: Creating Your Business Plan”

How a Punchline Can Send a Strong Message

  • How can I use humor to connect with my audience?
  • What techniques can help me add humor to my marketing?
  • How do I make sure I’m using humor in the right context?

 

They say that laughter is the best medicine. As a marketer, it can also be the best way to get your message across to your target audience.

Whether you’re launching a campaign or doing a presentation, using humor helps you connect with your audience. That’s because laughter lowers people’s defenses and makes them more open to new ideas and points of view..

People’s brains also register humorous moments as positive memories. So if you present an idea wrapped in humor, people are more likely to remember it.

Let’s look at an example. The CMO of a global beauty company is presenting a 105-slide deck about global growth, and wants to add a bit of humor to it. How can she make her slide about global sales of the hottest new lipstick more memorable? Continue reading “How a Punchline Can Send a Strong Message”

Get Customers Interested by Telling a Great Story

  • How can I use my own experiences to help my business?
  • What’s the personal approach to storytelling?
  • What’s the higher purpose approach?

Storytelling isn’t just for gatherings around the campfire. It’s also a way to make people care about your business.

What if you don’t have a story all loaded up and ready to tell?

Here’s the good news: No business is boring.

You just need to figure out what makes yours so special.

Imagine that there’s a business owner named Michael who makes hats for cats, donating part of his proceeds to animal rescues. Continue reading “Get Customers Interested by Telling a Great Story”

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